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Falcons sign Matt Giordano, release Tye Hill

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. --The Atlanta Falcons today signed safety Matt Giordano and released cornerback Tye Hill.

Giordano, a graduate of California, is a five-year NFL veteran who has competed with the Indianapolis Colts (2005-08) and Green Bay Packers (2009). In 60 career games (six starts), he has totaled 79 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions and seven passes defensed. In 2007 with the Colts, Giordano intercepted two passes, one of which was returned 83 yards for his first career touchdown.

Hill saw action in eight games last season and contributed with seven tackles and one interception. He was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in 2006 where he spent the first three years of his career.

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